Mike Williamson has always been a very positive player, and in his interview today, he is again very positive and has said that Newcastle want to be a top seven team, but that top six is out of our reach because of the budgets involved.
Mike Ashley – top seven club?
That’s the first time we have heard that Newcastle wan to be a top seven team, but of course that may be perfect for Mike Ashley, because we don’t think Mike wants to compete in the Europa League, because it would be like the local cups, and put pressure on our Premier League games.
The very last thing Ashley wants is for Newcastle to be relegated – remember that – and it even seems to explain a lot of the owner’s actions.
This is what Mike Williamson has said today in an interview with Shoot magazine:
“The strength of the league is phenomenal and I think if you look at the budgets we’re miles apart from the top teams, but it’s a target for the not too distant future because we’re looking to build every year.”
“We want to cement ourselves as a top-seven team, and the manager and everyone else is working so hard to make that a reality.” “He certainly has the right credentials. He’s come in and in terms of the teams, we have been building.”
“We’ve had some difficult periods over the last four or five years, but in terms of consistency, training discipline, structure and mentality, he’s the right man and there are exciting times ahead.”
“He’s a fantastic manager. He’s got a wealth of experience at every level and he’s the focal point of the club, so he is going to come in for criticism at a big club with the expectations we have.”
“People are entitled to their opinion because they come along and support the team.” “Sometimes it can be a bit fierce, but that’s the industry we are in, and we’re just trying to communicate that we’re trying all we can to get that win.”
“We’ve got the same goals as the fans and if it’s a case of blocking it out then that’s what we need to do.” “The manager has actively been trying to rectify this because we want St James’ Park to be a fortress.”
” It’s a fantastic stadium and the fans are incredibly loud.”
It’s not by accident that Mike mentions we want to be a top seven club, so that’s what Alan Pardew must be telling the players during his training and talks with the squad.
And we’re a little surprised there are exciting times ahead, and to think we were thinking we will have another hard and long season through next May, and even fighting relegation this season.
It’s something Alan Shearer even talked about yesterday.
But hey, we hope Mike’s right, and that we get an uptick in our results over the next few games.
If we can get away from the bottom of the table, we’d be a lot happier and a lot more relaxed too. :D.
What do you think?
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